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Podere Le Boncie, 'Chiesamonti' Rosso di Toscana 2019
Italy / Red

Podere Le Boncie, 'Chiesamonti' Rosso di Toscana 2019

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Tannins

Notes from Rosenthal:

"Giovanna Morganti is quickly becoming recognized as one of the best of the new generation of Tuscan winemakers. Giovanna’s father was a legendary oenologist who believed in Tuscan varietals long before the “flying consultants” identified this area as a profit center. Podere Le Boncie is situated in the hamlet of San Felice which itself is located a handful of minutes north of Castelnuovo Berardenga, in the southern tier of the Chianti Classico zone. Giovanna studied oenology herself and went to work in the mid 1980s for San Felice wines in Castelnuovo Berardenga, near Siena, on a project to plant around 300 traditional Tuscan grape varietals collected from old vineyards. When Giovanna’s father gave her a small farm with olive groves, called Le Boncie, she added a vineyard planted with her favorites from the experimental project – Sangiovese, obviously, but also Ciliegiolo, Colorino, Foglia Tonda, Mammolo, and Prugnolo. Vineyard work is conducted according to the general principles of the biodynamic movement. Harvesting is by hand. Fermentation occurs in traditional open-topped wooden tanks. The elevage is long and tranquil with an occasional racking implemented to aerate the wine."

Country
Italy
Region
Tuscany
Varieties
Sangiovese, Canaiolo
Farming
Practicing organic and applying biodynamic principles
Soil
Stony
Winemaking
Hand-harvested, spontaneous fermention in open-top barrels, 24 months aging in neutral 500l barrels and Austrian and Slavonian botti, unfined and unfiltered.